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If you aren’t fortunate enough to live in a coastal town, you no doubt take any chance that you can get to make the trip to the seaside and take in the fresh sea air. From those of us that do have the luxury of waking up every morning to the gorgeous sea view, we welcome those who come to visit and, even more so, those who come to stay.
Living by the sea is a goal that many have and it’s easy to see why. With coastal towns famed for their numerous health and lifestyle benefits, as well as just being a generally good place to meet new people, we have listed our personal favourite things about living by the sea.
By a long way, our favourite aspect of living in on the coast is the fresh sea air, which you truly learn to appreciate after coming back from spending time in a large built-up city where the air has high levels of pollution. Sea air is rich in negative ions, which help us to intake as much oxygen as possible, as well as just simply being a pleasant alternative to harmful toxins.
Sea air can also help you to sleep at night, with a study finding that a walk on the beach can help you . So if you are finding it hard to sleep at night, you might want to sample some of the fresh and untampered air found by the seaside.
Thousands upon thousands of people flock to the beach at the first sign of sunshine. We, on the other hand, merely have to take a brisk walk outside of our front door to find our spot on the beach. Yes, it can be extra cold in the winter months, but the summer more than makes up for that.
Waking up in the morning, opening the curtains and seeing the sun glistening off the sea and the beach is all the motivation that one needs to kick-start the day.
Outside of the metropolitan bubble and other large cities, where white collar jobs are the mainstream and workers are constantly commuting backwards and forwards to work, there is a much more relaxed lifestyle to be had. Trading in packed tubes and traffic jams for a more laidback town, for many, is an absolute no-brainer.
On top of this, the social scene in coastal towns is famously good. With tourists drifting in and out of the town, along with new residents regularly moving in from all walks of life, you have the opportunity to meet all range of people.
Finally, for foodies that seek out the very best in British cuisine, coastal towns are the place to be. is available almost straight from the sea, so if you are a fan of prawns, fish and chips and lobster, if you enjoy the finer things in life, you are guaranteed a gorgeous dish.